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SparkFun's drivers for MS Windows are now signed!

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If you want to write code for the Particle Photon, an online, "cloud" IDE isn't your only option. Check out our "Photon Development Guide" to see how you can set up a Photon development environment of your own.

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Camping 101

A roundup of camping hacks from around the internet, to get you out into the great outdoors without actually having to experience nature!

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The third installment of the ongoing jet engine build, where we have ignition, and Luke finally confronts his jerk dad.

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As an engineer at SparkFun, I make a lot of temporary projects. The Magic Lunchbox helps me take them home to work on without damaging them.

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Learn how to build larger-than-life LED installations.

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This post highlights my method of creating the control system for our AVC battle arena.

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Exploring sleep modes in two WiFi-connected development boards: the ESP8266 Thing and the Photon.

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A brief overview of the numerous internet-enabled devices I've used to monitor my aquaponic systems.

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Exploring a simple von Neumann architecture computer

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The Internet of Things is a notion of a new age of internet connected devices. It stands to be a great time in technological advancement. You, as our customer, are in a position to get into it from the beginning.

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Interested in hacking Hexbugs? Check out this in-depth interview jam-packed with tips and advice from Bob Martin! Bob is the Senior Applications Manager, Central Applications Group of Atmel Inc.

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An update on your friendly neighborhood Open Source Hardware Association.

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The release of Arduino 1.6 has really improved my Arduino-programming life thanks to custom platform support, command line utilities and line numbers!

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